Is it I, Lord?

And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?”

– Matthew 26:19-22

These verses record the conversation at the Last Supper. I’ve always found it interesting that when Jesus announces one of His disciples is going to betray Him, none of them deny the betrayal or try to protect Him from it. These men had been following Jesus for years at this point, and yet not one of them could confidently say, “I would never betray you!”

Instead, they all asked: “Is it me?

When we take our eyes off of Jesus and start looking at ourselves, we become consumed by self-doubt just like the disciples. We come face to face with the darkest parts of ourselves—we see the terrible things we are capable of—and we start wondering if our sins are bigger than His cross.

But Jesus loved all of His disciples, even though He knew what was coming. And when Peter denied Him and Judas betrayed Him, He still took up His cross for them.

So turn your eyes on Jesus. His cross covers your worst sins, His grace exceeds your greatest expectations, and His love overcomes your deepest doubts.

“For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”
— Psalm 100:5

3 Comments

  1. I love how you pointed out how Jesus treated Judas, even though he knew he was going to betray him. Beautiful post! Love it.

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